Electricity interconnection capacity objectives
Question for written answer E-004228/2021
to the Commission
Nicolás González Casares (S&D)
The European Commission rightly maintains that the emergence of renewables, coupled with increased electricity interconnection capacity, will help achieve greater competitiveness, lower electricity prices and a more integrated European market. In fact, however, the goal of achieving a 15 % interconnection target by 2030 is far from being achieved in certain regions of Europe, such as the Iberian Peninsula, which has an interconnection capacity of no more than 2.8 %.
In view of the ongoing developments affecting the necessary infrastructural projects and the realisation thereof, such as the revision of the Regulation on trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E) and the forthcoming adoption of the fifth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI):
- 1.Will the Commission give clear priority to improving electricity interconnections over other energy infrastructure?
- 2.Is it planning any additional measures to speed up the increase in electricity interconnection capacity or will this continue at its current rate?